XGRIP2.1 is encoded by a vegetally localizing, maternal mRNA and functions in germ cell development and anteroposterior PGC positioning in Xenopus laevis.

@article{Tarbashevich2007XGRIP21IE,
  title={XGRIP2.1 is encoded by a vegetally localizing, maternal mRNA and functions in germ cell development and anteroposterior PGC positioning in Xenopus laevis.},
  author={Katsiaryna Tarbashevich and Katja Koebernick and Tomas Pieler},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={311 2},
  pages={554-65}
}
The Xenopus germ line is derived from a specialized region in the vegetal hemisphere of the oocyte, the germ plasm. Several maternal transcripts harboured in this region have been connected to the process of germ cell specification. We identified and functionally characterized a novel vegetally localizing mRNA encoding a glutamate receptor interacting protein (GRIP) family member in Xenopus, termed XGRIP2.1. XGRIP2.1 is specifically associated with the germ plasm and PGCs throughout Xenopus… CONTINUE READING